Nov
26
2010

#rsrh Update on the War on Irish Coffee.

Four Loko is flying off of the shelves. The neo-Puritans* against it are either: adamantly insisting that there’s a meaningful difference between mixing caffeine and booze in a factory and mixing it in a bar (Marin Institute); insisting that there’s not a meaningful difference between mixing caffeine and booze in a factory and mixing it in a bar (SADD); or planning to take the next step of trying to ban mixing caffeine and booze in a bar (WCTU).  And we’re about to see the alcoholic equivalent of Two Live Crew be made into a civil rights issue.

God, but I despise the nanny-staters sometimes I couldn’t think of a situation where I don’t.

Moe Lane

*I say ‘neo-Puritans’ because these people have none of the Puritans’ redeeming factors, such as personal industry, laudable thrift, and/or a burning hatred of anti-Semitism.

2 Comments

  • TW says:

    “*I say ‘neo-Puritans’ because these people have none of the Puritans’ redeeming factors, such as personal industry, laudable thrift, and/or a burning hatred of anti-Semitism.”

    You should call then neo-pietists or Methodists, instead. While the Puritans frowned at drunkenness, they did not abstain from alcohol.

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